TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY ARES BULLETIN NR 19.33 DATE: August 18, 2019
SUBJECT: ID WITH THE REPEATER ID
The FCC Rules and Regulations says that you MUST identify your radio station at the end of your radio transmission or series of transmissions, and at least every ten minutes there of. How can you remember when you last identified? There are a few ways to do this. One would be to identify if you're in doubt. Another way is it have a 10-minute timer that you can reset every time you identify. Another way to remember is when you hear the repeater identify, assuming you're talking on a repeater, and it is identifying properly.
Most repeaters are set up to identify at least every nine to ten minutes, so if you identify your station after you hear the repeater identify, then you should be within your ten-minute requirement. When operating in a organized Net, be sure that you identify your station after you have made any comments. That may be your last transmission, and you may not get another chance to identify your station before the Net is over. The easiest way to make sure your station is being identified legally is to identify, if in doubt.
Remember, that last thing out of your mouth should be your call sign.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV